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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 99

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Paul Gauguin

7 Night Tahiti & The Society Islands (Papeete Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 14, 2016

Ship: Paul Gauguin

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 604

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This is an complete cruise package, including meals, non-premium alcohol and gratuities. Excursions were reasonably priced. Our stateroom had a problem with toilet flushing, but it was manageable. The staff are very attentive. On-board medical facilities are limited and any serious problem must be handled "on-shore." Embarkation began at 3 PM, with nowhere to wait if arriving early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent, with 24 hour room service, including menu from L'Etoile during dining hours.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining support from Joey was exceptional. Sharonette was our cabin attendant and provided outstanding service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A large bathroom, with a bathtub, was unexpected. However, the toilet did not always flush everything out without multiple flushes and using the toilet cleaner brush to move paper in particular. The 110/220 plug in the bathroom seemed "old" as using our dental water flosser was only good for 10-15 seconds before the plug must be removed and a wait of 60+ seconds before continuing.

Ship tip

The embarkation time is 3PM for the cruise took. E, and earlier arrivals had no place to wait. This could be a problem in rainy weather. Alcohol, except for premium brands, is included in the price, as is all food, regardless of restaurant. Evening dress is shoes, collared shirt/trousers for men

Ports of call

Huahine, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
The tour package covering ancient history was very educational.

Taha'A, Society Islands

5 out of 5
Cultural tour was educational
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